She Is A Trip (formerly Around the World with Meredith) is a personal travel blog created to provide sensible travel- tips, brainstorm eccentric ideas, and share accessible and unique resources through personal anecdotes from a young female American perspective.
One year ago today, I started a new job. If you don't remember how excited I was Click Here. I thought my traveling days were over for a while. Little did I know. The week I started, I hit the floor running and I absolutely love it! Within the last year my job has taken me to Baltimore twice, Pittsburgh, Atlanta and Lake Lure, NC. I have neglected to keep my blog updated, but my goal is to bring it up to date before I take off again in a couple of weeks.
Lake Lure was the location of our department retreat. For three days we analyzed & strategized in a cozy house in the mountains. It was a challenge getting there. Not because of directions, but because Volkswagon Jetta's were not built to climb the side of a mountain. Upon our arrival we were notified that a Bobcat had just given birth and not to go hiking alone or after dark. No Problem!
Since I've waited so long, I can't remember every detail of the property or all the history of Lake Lure. However, if you ever visit, the Lake Tour is worth it.
It usually takes a lot to impress me, but a few houses managed to do the trick. One family has sand flown in from the Panama for their private beach. Another house, excuse me castle, was built for a daughter as a wedding gift, but she wasn't pleased. * blank stare* So she simply moved back into her childhood home across the lake. That's that Arab Money! <-----S/O to Busta Rhymes fans! Please click the link to Urban Dictionary for more information on Arab Money!
Even though our days started early and ended late into the night, I had a lovely time. I would recommend Lake Lure for almost any occasion- a low key friends get-a-away, couples retreat, or families with children. Not ideal for a large family reunion or if you are looking for an active nightlife. It's also perfect for a road trip, unless you are prone to motion sickness.
Laying on a beach/lake with a view of the mountains, who would not enjoy that? Photo courtesy of Google Images